Designed for snowsports and cold winter weather, the Marmot Randonnee Mitt employs a waterproof/breathable GORE-TEX insert, Membrain 2L fabric and synthetic Thermal R insulation.
The Marmot Randonnee Mitts are lightweight, yet very warm and they have got a couple of layers of protection that insure that your hands are going to stay dry and ultimately warm when you are out doing those winter activities in cold weather and you are looking for a mitt that is not going to weigh you down, but something that is going to offer a lot of warmth.
So going through the features here, the first thing I want to point out is the face fabric. So you have go Marmot membrane waterproof breathable fabric all around the outside and then you also have a Gore-Tex insert inside of the mitt. So you have got two layers of waterproof protection, so water is going not bead up and run off of these. The outer layer isn’t going to absorb that water, but then you also have that second layer of protection with the Gore-Tex insert. So you are protected there. You have synthetic insulation on the inside so that synthetic insulation is very lightweight, but it offers a lot of warmth. And then you also have a very soft material as a liner on the inside, extremely soft kind of really lightweight fleece material and that is going to be really effective against wicking. So if your hand were to perspire at all that is going to wick away and then that synthetic insulation that is inside of these mitts is going to dry out really quickly. So synthetic insulation is a little bit better against moisture than down. So you definitely have a couple of layers of protection there.
You have leather on the palm here, so it is reinforced and you have got a lot of durability there. So you can see that reinforcement and all of that leather, it is already hand shaped so you can see this extra seam on the side is a small detail, but it makes a big difference. It fits around your hand really, really well. Some other features here. You have got a nose wipe here on the thumb, so it makes it really nice for those cold weather. And then you have a cinch strap right here. This is just a webbing strap. It cinches down around your wrist really nicely and that is adjustable. And all of the small points here that you can adjust you have got an adjustment here down on the gauntlet, so you can really cinch that down, but all of these points are really easy to adjust when you are wearing the other mitt. So you have got, you know, an extra big strap here. This is really easy to grab while you have the other mitt on. So they make it really easy to adjust.
And you also have a safety leash. So if you are wearing these mitts on a ski lift and you are wearing them for skiing, snowboarding, you don’t have to worry about losing the mitt if you do need to take it off on the lift for any reason. So you have got that safety leash. You can cinch that down around your wrist. But it is also removable. So if you are not using it for those activities, you can take that off so it is not in your way. So with all the features you get here, you have got a nice, lightweight mitt. It packs down to be pretty small, so when you pack it away you don’t notice that it is there, but it offers a lot of wind protection, protection from the cold and obviously that waterproof protection that you need in those cold winter activities. It is the Marmot Randonnee Mitt.